There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)

Riesling Around the World - Tuesday, January 24 (MPM) and Wednesday, January 25 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Riesling is one of the world's great white wines, with exceptional depth, richness, and longevity. Most people know of only the sweeter versions, but Riesling can be made in a variety of styles and flavor profiles. For this tasting, we'll taste and learn about Rieslings from around the world and in a range of styles and sweetness levels, with wines from Austria, France, the U.S., Australia, and Germany. The wines will be:

  • d'Arenberg 2015 "Stump Jump" Riesling, McLaren Vale Australia ($9.95)
  • Red Tail Ridge 2015 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes New York ($17.95)
  • Domaines Schlumberger 2013 "Les Princes Abbes" Riesling, Alsace France ($19.95)
  • Crnko 2013 "Renski" Rizling, Maribor Slovenia ($26.95)
  • van Volxem 2013 "Goldberg" Riesling, Mosel Germany($42.95)
  • Meulenhof 2012 "Erdener Treppchen" Auslese Riesling, Mosel Germany ($27.95)

Cost of the tasting is $15 + tax. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.

Wines of Slovenia - Tuesday, February 7(MPM) and Wednesday, February 8 (Shorewood)
Drop in between 5:30 - 7:30 at MPM; Seating at 6 p.m. at Shorewood
Please join us to welcome importer Mark Skof for our first tasting of Slovenian wines! Located just to the east of Italy (and with some vineyards crossing into that country!) Slovenia has a rich and esteemed winegrowing history, and in recent years has been garnering considerable international acclaim. You're likely not familiar with the wineries, but here's your chance to discover them and learn about the wines and the country directly from the importer! The wines will be:

  • Vinakoper NV Sparkling White ($15.95)
  • Vinakoper 2014 Purissima Malvazija ($14.95)
  • Zanut 2014 Zakaj ($22.95)
  • Tilia 2014 Pinot Noir ($26.95)
  • Vinakoper 2012 "Capris" Refosk ($19.95)
  • Vinakoper 2013 "Sladki" Refosk: ($20.95)

Cost of the tasting is $10 per person. NOTE: The tasting at MPM is drop-in between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; no reservations are required. The seating is at 6 p.m. at Shorewood on Wednesday; reservations ARE required. Email or call us at 414.906.1906 to RSVP.

Thief Wine's Spring Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 29 (MPM)
Thief Wine is thrilled to present our annual Spring Grand Tasting, a fantastic walk-around tasting featuring more than 120 delicious and distinctive fine wines from around the world, on Saturday, April 29. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings), with retail prices ranging from $15-$50 per bottle. Live music, light appetizers, and your own Riedel wine glass to keep are included!

There are two ticket levels, and both are all-inclusive - once you get a glass, you're welcome to sample whatever you'd like. Tickets are now on sale - get yours today!

General Admission ($65, tax included) includes admission from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m., with the chance to sample and enjoy the 120+ wines, grouped among roughly 16 tables. Tickets are limited to 125. It's pretty awesome.

Reserve Level ($95, tax included) includes earlier access to the event, with entry at 3:30 p.m., a more intimate experience (tickets are limited to 75), and 15+ additional, higher-end wines - in addition to the wines that will be poured throughout the entire event, each pouring station will have an additional luxury-level wine that they will be pouring for the Reserve Level only. General Admission event hours are included in the Reserve Level ticket. Even more awesome.

To purchase tickets, call us at 414.277.7707; for more details, click here.

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